How do I get emergency/temporary custody of my grandchild(ren)?

You may wish to speak to legal counsel for the process of filing emergency petitions. If you feel that a child is in danger you should immediately contact the Abuse Hot Line at 1-800-962-2873.

You may also review our website self-help packets. There is a Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family member.  This petition however is not styled or processed as an emergency. 

The filing fee for the Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family member is $300 plus a $10 summons issuance fee for each non-consenting parent.

All forms required for filing are included in the packet.  


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